World Economic Outlook Database, October 2016

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CountrySubject DescriptorUnitsScaleCountry/Series-specific Notes20142015201620172018201920202021
AngolaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
BeninUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
BotswanaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
Burkina FasoUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
BurundiUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
Cabo VerdeUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Primary domestic currency: Cabo Verde escudo
Data last updated: 08/201612.00010.0009.0009.0008.5008.5008.5008.500
CameroonUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
Central African RepublicUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
ChadUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
ComorosUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
Democratic Republic of the CongoUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
Republic of CongoUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
Côte d'IvoireUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
Equatorial GuineaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
EritreaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
EthiopiaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
GabonUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
The GambiaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
GhanaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
GuineaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
Guinea-BissauUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
KenyaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
LesothoUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
LiberiaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
MadagascarUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
MalawiUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
MaliUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
MauritiusUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015. Preliminary data
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Mauritian rupee
Data last updated: 08/20167.8007.9007.5317.2116.9106.5326.1555.809
MozambiqueUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
NamibiaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
NigerUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
NigeriaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2014/15. Data for 2015 is as of Q3.
Employment type: The new definition of unemployment uses a variant of the ILO definition. People who worked 20-40 hours are now reported as underemployed rather than unemployed.
Primary domestic currency: Nigerian naira
Data last updated: 09/20167.8419.00012.100n/an/an/an/an/a
RwandaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
São Tomé and PríncipeUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: São Tomé and Príncipe dobra
Data last updated: 08/201613.46613.03312.59812.16111.72211.28110.83710.391
SenegalUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
SeychellesUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2014
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Seychelles rupee
Data last updated: 08/20162.9832.6842.6843.0003.0003.0003.0003.000
Sierra LeoneUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
South AfricaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: South African rand
Data last updated: 09/201625.10025.36626.32227.03427.37827.64027.86627.930
South SudanUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
SwazilandUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
TanzaniaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
TogoUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
UgandaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
ZambiaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
ZimbabweUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force          
Notes
  Country/Series-specific Notes  
  Cabo Verde: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Primary domestic currency: Cabo Verde escudo
Data last updated: 08/2016


Mauritius: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015. Preliminary data
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Mauritian rupee
Data last updated: 08/2016


Nigeria: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2014/15. Data for 2015 is as of Q3.
Employment type: The new definition of unemployment uses a variant of the ILO definition. People who worked 20-40 hours are now reported as underemployed rather than unemployed.
Primary domestic currency: Nigerian naira
Data last updated: 09/2016


São Tomé and Príncipe: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: São Tomé and Príncipe dobra
Data last updated: 08/2016


Seychelles: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2014
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Seychelles rupee
Data last updated: 08/2016


South Africa: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: South African rand
Data last updated: 09/2016


 
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